Definition of Cubic decimetre
1. Noun. A metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints).
Generic synonyms: Metric Capacity Unit
Terms within: Deciliter, Decilitre, Dl
Group relationships: Dal, Decaliter, Decalitre, Dekaliter, Dekalitre, Dkl
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cubic Decimetre
Literary usage of Cubic decimetre
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1896)
"On the Weight of a cubic decimetre of Water at its Maximum Density." By D. MENDEL^EFF, For. Mem. RS Received October 16, 1895. The investigations of Sir ..."
2. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1881)
"1 cubic decimetre = 61'0271 cubic inches. 1 cubic metre = 61027'! cubic inches, ... The Litre (used for liquids) is the same as the cubic decimetre, ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"There is probably no figure in chemical science more important than this one (00390 of a gramme) LINEAL CENTIMETRES 1 cubic decimetre, = 1 litre, ..."
4. The International Year Book edited by Frank Moore Colby, Harry Thurston Peck (1900)
"Mass of a cubic decimetre of Water.—The mass of a cubic decimetre of water has just been measured with a greater degree of accuracy than heretofore. ..."